Five things to look for in the 2019 tech industry

Dec 26, 2018
More data breaches? Multiple versions of the internet? Here's what to keep an eye on.
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The U.S. government doesn’t want 5G tech that’s made in China

Nov 30, 2018
The thing that makes the technology so useful can also make it vulnerable.
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Picture shows a 5G antenna at Deutsche Telekom stand on the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona.
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An argument for algorithms that reflect our highest ideals

Oct 31, 2018
"The purpose shouldn't just be the enrichment of the tech firm, but rather the common good as a whole," one author says.
An AI cancer detection microscope by Google is seen during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 (WAIC 2018) in Shanghai on September 18, 2018.
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An argument for algorithms that reflect our highest ideals

Oct 31, 2018
"The purpose shouldn't just be the enrichment of the tech firm, but rather the common good as a whole," one author says.
An AI cancer detection microscope by Google is seen during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 (WAIC 2018) in Shanghai on September 18, 2018.
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The local, national and global fight over 5G infrastructure

Oct 11, 2018
Turns out, building a new wireless network doesn't happen without a tussle.
An attendee photographs a 5G logo display during a Qualcomm press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Why the race to 5G is a bet on a multitrillion dollar economic impact

Oct 10, 2018
The U.S. won the race to 4G. Can it do the same with 5G?
Visitors walk past a 5G logo during the Mobile World Congress on the third day of the MWC in Barcelona, on March 1, 2017.
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A melting Arctic could be key to faster global internet

Sep 26, 2018
With the rise of big data, the internet of things and automated factories, existing internet infrastructure's getting clogged.
Jussi Pekka Joensuu, an adviser for Cinia, holds up a piece of internet sea cable at Cinia's offices in Helsinki. Most global internet communications travel on the 745,000 miles of sea cables buried beneath the ocean floor.
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What role should governments play in regulating speech online?

Aug 24, 2018
"Many people ... trust these big tech companies frankly more than they do their politicians," Politico's chief technology correspondent says.
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The promise and reality of Google Fiber

Aug 7, 2018
The search giant made waves when it set out to disrupt the internet service sector with a rollout of super-fast fiber-optic cable. The Atlanta region thought it would benefit. It hasn't.
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